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Common (vernacular) names applied to California vascular plants

compiled by Elizabeth Painter

up to date as of May 1, 2016

Common names (also referred to as vernacular names) are applied differently at different times and places by different users. This list is compiled from many sources and is intended to be as comprehensive as possible. It is not intended to indicate which common name is correct or preferred. Please send comments about this page to Elizabeth Painter (beth.painter.48@gmail.com).





TaxonPotamogeton richardsonii
groupMonocots
FamilyPotamogetonaceae
Family common name(s)potamogeton; pondweed
Genus common name(s)potamogeton
Species common name(s)Richardson's pond-weed; Richardson's pond weed; Richardson's pondweed; Richardson's clasping pondweed; Richardson's clasping pondweed; Richardson's thorowort pondweed; Richardson pond-weed; Richardson pond weed; Richardson pondweed; Richardson clasping pond-weed; Richardson clasping pondweed; Richardson thorowort pondweed
 
 
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxaclasping-leaved potamogeton, clasping-leaf potamogeton, clasping-leaved pondweed, clasping-leafed pondweed, clasping-leaf pondweed, clasping leaf pondweed, claspingleaf pondweed, red-head pondweed, red head pondweed, redhead pondweed, redhead-grass, redhead grass, redheadgrass, little pondweed are applied to multiple Potamogeton taxa; pondweed, pond-weed, pond weed, pondweeds, fishweed are applied to taxa in multiple families
 
NotesRichardson is a proper name, so upper case preferable; Richardsons is an error
 
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